"Prairies and Lakes." Does that title really tell the tale? Well, yes-and no. Prairies and Lakes paints merely the pastoral brush strokes in this region's richly textured panorama. The full picture emerges only when you add the dynamic cities, charming communities, and colorful history that enliven this attraction-packed section of Texas.
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Tree lovers must see the Second Largest Recorded Live Oak Tree in Texas. This massive tree is recognized by the Texas Forest Service among their "Registry of Champion Big Trees," and is believed to be the 2nd largest in the state. Thought to be approximately 500Columbus, TX Natural Attractions
The Old Depot Museum contains railroad memorabilia of the Houston and Texas Central Railroad. A metal caboose and wooden caboose sit beside the old depot. A newspaper article stated the passenger train would leave Houston at 2:30 p.m. and arrive in Burton at 5:30Burton, TX Railroad History
Lake Whitney State Park is located along the east shore of Lake Whitney west of Hillsboro in Hill County, near the ruins of Towash, an early Texas settlement inundated by Lake Whitney. Towash Village was named for the chief of Hainai Indians, who moved into the area in 1835, TX State Parks
Chandor Gardens is a unique world-class paradise featuring an enchanting array of creativity, color and beauty. The gardens were lovingly designed and created by renowned English portrait artist Douglas Chandor over 70 years ago yet remain a spectacular marvel.Weatherford, TX Gardens